Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Confused Senate Democrats
MSNBC reports that Democrats put forth Supreme Court names.
According to the report, Senators Pat "Leaky Leahy (D-VT), ranking minority member on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Dusty Harry (D-Circus Circus Casino), Senate Minority Leader recently met with W, Big Time, and Senators Arlen Specter (r-PA) and Bill Frist (R-TN) - the Senate Majority Leader.
In this meeting, Leaky and Dusty Harry put forth some names for consideration to fill the vacancy on the SCOTUS.
This action by these two Senators - of the Minority Party - shows there utter lack of comprehension of the way government works.
The job of the Senate, according to a strict interpretation of the "Advise and Consent" clause, is to confirm or reject Judicial (or any other) nominees by an up or down simple majority vote. In no place, clause, or ammendment to the Constitution will you find anything granting the Senate the power to appoint, or suggest the appointment, of any nominee.
The job of nomination is placed squarely and soley within the Executive Branch of Governement. For those of you, like Leaky Leahy and Dusty Harry, who skipped or slept through High School civics, the Executive Branch of Goverment is headed by the President of the United States, referred to in the Constitution as the Chief Executive.
Memo to Leaky Leahy and Dusty Harry: You are not, collectively or individually, the Chief Executive.
My personal hope is that the paper with the suggessted nominees be filed in the circular file cabinet under W's desk.
Here endeth the lesson.